Netflix have released a creepy new teaser trailer for their upcoming adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Based on the acclaimed novels by Lemony Snicket, the new series tells the macabre tale of three orphaned children – Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire – as they attempt to uncover the mystery behind their parents’ tragic death and all whilst escaping from the relentless clutches of their evil, money-grabbing ex-guardian, Count Olaf.
The streaming service acquired the rights to produce the series last year, but have yet to announce the cast or director. When the series was announced back in November 2014, Snicket wryly commented; “I can’t believe it. After years of providing top-quality entertainment on demand, Netflix is risking its reputation and its success by associating itself with my dismaying and upsetting books.”
Despite the author’s humourous bemoaning of the project however, this new teaser looks decidedly promising. The 36 second clip offers several coy glimpses at a number of tell-tale objects that fans of the novels will no doubt recognise and recoil at. The morbid track accompanying the visual is ‘Missed Me‘ by dark cabaret duo, The Dresden Dolls.
The 13 books by Snicket (real name; Daniel Handler) were published between 1999 and 2006. The series has sold more than 65 million copies and has been translated into 43 languages. The first three books were adapted into a 2004 feature-length film, starring Jim Carrey as Count Olaf.
The series is set to be released exclusively on Netflix in 2016. Watch the teaser trailer below.